22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025

Of Horses and Men

Benedikt Erlingsson

_*Supporting film: Wenn Pferde träumen*_ _(D 2013), Duration: 5:00 min, Director: Lilo Mangelsdorff_ The Icelandic-German co-production Of Horses and Men is a film about love. That would actually say it all, were it not for the many crazy entanglements between humans and animals and between the people in general. The feature film debut of renowned Icelandic actor and theater director Benedikt Erlingsson is set in a remote valley in Iceland, where neighbors watch each other as if intimacy were the most worthless minor issue in the world. The first official visit of a prospective couple is, therefore, strictly monitored - from a distance and with a corresponding number of binoculars. A bad omen for the young couple … Of _Horses and Men_ seduces through its fantastic imagery, bold, original and with a penchant for bizarre figures (both two-legged and four-legged beings) - a film about the horse in the people and the people in the horse. This year, not just one, but two co-productions of the Mainz-based producer Christoph Thoke (a.o. Tropical Malady) received an Oscar nomination in the category of best foreign language film. Besides _Of Horses and Men_, the comedy Television was shortlisted as well.

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_LICHTER Opening Film 2014: Wednesday March 26th, 2014 / 8 p.m. / Metropolis 3_

28 March 2014

08:00 h,

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Direction Benedikt Erlingsson
Year D/IS 2013
Duration 95 min
Language OV with English subtitles
Production Fridrik bór Fridriksson
Cast Helgi Björnsson, Charlotte Bøving, Sigrídur María Egilsdóttir, and others.
Camera Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Script Benedikt Erlingsson